Tips for Editing XAVC S files in Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application produced by Pinnacle Systems which is also a division of Avid Technology. For users looking for maximum video editing power, Pinnacle Studio 18.5 Ultimate offers new 4K Ultra HD Smart Encoding, support for XAVC S (HD and 4K HD). What if you’re using an older version of Pinnacle Studio? Is there a workaround to work XAVC S codec in Pinnacle Studio 11/12/14/15/16/17? Yeah, a best way is to convert XAVC S to Pinnacle Studio compatible formats.

If you have problems when using XAVC S files in Pinnacle Studio and want to make smooth editing, you can read on this article to learn more. Here I will outline how to transcode XAVC S codec for Pinnacle Studio.

Converting XAVC S files for Editing in Pinnacle Studio

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorsoft Video Converter. The program can help you change XAVC S into a different format like MPEG-2, AVI without quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Pinnacle Studio with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect XAVC S file importing, playing and editing workflow with Pinnacle Studio 11/12/14/15/16/17.

Step 1. Add XAVC S videos

Once you run it, click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load your source XAVC S files. When the XAVC S files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3. Start transcoding XAVC S to Pinnacle Studio

Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You’re done. Now your XAVC S files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Pinnacle Studio 11/12/14/15/16/17 beautifully.

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